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Architecture should heal our souls: Yip Yuen Hong, President’s Design Award winner

Architecture should heal our souls: Yip Yuen Hong, President’s Design Award winner.

Attention-seeking, self-indulgent design is out. Soul-lifting architecture that helps humanity make sense of life is in, believes veteran architect Yip Yuen Hong, designer of the new Jervois Prive in Tanglin.

“Architecture,” said Yip Yuen Hong, “is a balance sheet between art and science.”

Speaking at the showflat of his latest project, Jervois Prive in Tanglin, the four-time President’s Design Award-winning architect waxed philosophical with CNA Luxury on the difference between the artist and the architect.

“An artist may carve something and people either like it or hate it, and then they walk away. But with architecture, people need to inhabit the space. So, we have to strike a balance.”

If a design is too grounded in science, that just won’t do for Yip. Neither is being “totally artistic” in approach, which the principal architect and founder of Singapore-based ipli Architects deems “not responsible”.

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Adapted from CNA luxury 8th August 2019